Herschel Walker Says U.S. Needs 'Gas-Guzzling Cars' That Produce 'Good Emissions' In Inane Speech
Walker is set to face a run-off election for the Senate against Georgia Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock on December 6.
The race has recommenced between incumbent Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker as the December 6 Georgia Senate run-off approaches, and that means one thing—more incoherent comments from Walker.
Walker left many people slack-jawed in July with his bizarre take on air pollution.
Now, Walker is back with another unhinged two cents about climate change, this time focusing on the automotive industry. It's left people scratching their heads, to put it politely.
During a campaign event over the weekend, Walker presented his unique take on what the future of the auto industry should be—more "gas-guzzling" cars, but ones that have "good emissions."
\u201cGeorgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker (R): "If we was ready for the green agenda, I'd raise my hand right now. But we're not ready right now ... What we need to do is keep having those gas-guzzling cars, 'cause we got the good emissions under those cars."\u201d— The Recount (@The Recount) 1668449021
During the stop in Peachtree City, Georgia, Walker said the US simply isn't ready for a "green agenda" that tackles emissions and climate change.
He told told the crowd:
"If we was ready for the green agenda, I'd raise my hand right now. But we're not ready right now."
"So don't let them fool you like this is a new agenda. This is not a new agenda. We're not prepared. We're not ready right now."
So what solutions does Walker propose instead?
"What we need to do is keep having those gas-guzzling cars, 'cause we got the good emissions under those cars. We're doing the best thing that we can."
There is, of course, no such thing as "good emissions.
That's kind of the whole crux of the problem, as some 99% of the scientific community has been telling us for decades.
On Twitter, Walker's comments left lots of people mystified.
\u201ccalling this a word salad is an insult to word salads\u201d— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1668461842
\u201cAt this point, trotting him out like this is just racism \n\nIt's like having a racist caricature ventriloquist dummy\u201d— you (@you) 1668517991
\u201cHerschel Walker is an embarrassment. He\u2019s UNFIT to serve in the Senate.\u201d— Brian Baez (@Brian Baez) 1668459793
\u201cGeorgia, please. \n\n#WarnockForGeorgia #gapol #MobilizeForMidterms \n\n\u201d— Justice Seeker \ud83d\uddfd \u262e\ufe0f ~ Keep moving forward (@Justice Seeker \ud83d\uddfd \u262e\ufe0f ~ Keep moving forward) 1668529846
\u201cI challenge anyone to divine what he\u2019s trying to say\u2026\n\n\u201d— Smite \u26a1\ufe0f (@Smite \u26a1\ufe0f) 1668453321
\u201cGeorgia is an emerging hub for electric vehicles, with billions of new investments by Hyundai, Rivian, SK Battery and other firms building plants that plan to hire tens of thousands of Georgians. #gapol #gasen\u201d— Greg Bluestein (@Greg Bluestein) 1668466931
Walker's comments come as world leaders, including Democratic President Joe Biden, are meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt for COP 27, the 27th installment of the United Nations' annual conference about climate change.
As you might guess, "good emissions" and a love for "gas-guzzling" cars were not topics on the agenda.
On Twitter, Walker's comments